News | June 24, 2020

Fight Against COVID-19: Piezo Transducers For Ultrasonic Metering In Intensive Care Devices

Source: PI (Physik Instrumente) LP
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June 2020, Auburn, MA – Medical staffs around the world have experienced physical demands unknown to most during the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in adaptation and processes improvement during this global medical crisis. But what about the medical devices those doctors and nurses rely on to treat patients? Can they be improved upon too? Piezoelectric devices, based on solid-state, zero wear ceramic technology, offers various possibilities to improve intensive care devices.

Runtime Measurement, Smart Metering, Air Bubble Detection

Infusion devices are widely used in intensive care medical treatments for chronic renal diseases, blood transfusions, cardiopulmonary bypass (heart-lung machines), to name a few applications. Piezo components are very compact and can be used as non-invasive, non-intrusive fluid motors. Additionally, due to large scale production, piezo sensors are very cost-effective!

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Do you know PI piezo actuators are good enough for NASA?

PI’s ceramic encapsulated PICMA® piezo actuators survived 100 billion cycles of life testing before passing the qualification for the Mars mission on the rover Curiosity. And it’s still going strong, since landing on August 8, 2012!

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PI’s in-house engineered components have enabled customers around the world to increase their productivity and technological advantage for 5 decades. With a large basis of standard piezo components and materials as well as precision motion products, PI is in the position to quickly modify existing designs or provide a fully customized OEM solution to fit the exact requirements of your application from sensors and transducers to microscope auto-focus units, fast positioning stages to multi-axis automation systems.

About PI

PI is a privately held company that designs and manufactures world-class precision motion and automation systems including air bearings, hexapods and piezo drives at locations in North America, Europe, and Asia. The company was founded 5 decades ago and today employs more than 1300 people worldwide. PI’s customers are leaders in high-tech industries and research institutes in fields such as photonics, life-sciences, semiconductors, and aerospace.

Source: PI (Physik Instrumente)